Country star Lee Brice headlines 2023 Music Fiesta


Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil, is pleased to announce its lineup for the 2023 Music Fiesta™, occurring the second Saturday of the event. The superstar lineup includes Grammy-nominated, CMA and ACM award winner, Lee Brice headlining the festival on Saturday, October 14. Musician Brandon Saiz will open the event, followed by a performance from the band Runaway June.

Multi-Platinum selling Country music artist, Lee Brice has taken nine radio singles to #1 – “A Woman Like You,” “Hard to Love,” “I Drive Your Truck,” “I Don’t Dance,” “Drinking Class,” “Rumor,” “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” “One of Them Girls,” and “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” Brice is one of Country music’s most decorated singer-songwriters, landing multiple RIAA certifications for his music including the Platinum-selling “Memory I Don’t Mess With,” ASCAP’s 2021 Country Song of the Year and 3x Platinum track “One of Them Girls,” 3x Platinum “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce, and the 4x Platinum hit “Rumor,” which was also nominated in the category Single of The Year at the 55th Annual ACM Awards.

Quartz Hill Records recording artists, Runaway June have earned nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards. They have brought their electrifying live set to spots on tour with Country icons like Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, and scored a major radio hit with their GOLD-certified breakthrough single “Buy My Own Drinks.”

The opening act will be local artist, Brandon Saiz. Born and raised in Bernalillo, New Mexico he grew up listening to greats such as Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, and George Strait. Brandon Saiz has since honed his unique country sound and energetic performances with his 2019 single release “Tequila & Two Step” that has been streamed over 100,000 times in over 67 countries. Since then, Brandon has released two other singles “That’ll Make You a Cowboy” and “A World I’ve Never Had” all as an independent artist.

Tickets will go on sale August 10 at 9 a.m. For more information visit

About the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil is a festival of hot air balloons that takes place in October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. The 2022 event generated $203.19 Million into the Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico economies. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.

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